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Unread 06-02-2009, 03:19 PM
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deer bullets

I have a .243 which I use mainly for foxes but I want to use it for deer.I reload almost exclusively for it and I want to know which if any of the following are suitable for roe.I think I know the answer.
75gn vmax
87gn vmax
80gn sierra blitz
90 gn ppu (factory)
105gn amax
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Unread 06-02-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: deer bullets

My favorite deer bullet for my 243 Win is the Sierra 85gr HPBT Gameking

Good luck!
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Unread 06-02-2009, 07:35 PM
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Re: deer bullets

about anything from a 243 should put a roe deer down for good.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 07:02 AM
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Re: deer bullets

The V-Max bullets are varmint bullets and as such are not a good choice due to their ultra thin jacket. They're designed to come apart on impact and penetration would probably not be good.

I'd strongly consider a bullet designed for medium to big game rather than these.

If you want a polymer tipped jacketed bullet for any but the largest deer species the Nosler Ballistic Tip 90gr and 95gr offerings are excellent and are great for long range shooting as well.
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If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
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Unread 07-18-2009, 05:38 AM
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Re: deer bullets

We use Sierra 85 gr HPBT and Speer 90gr .Both good killers
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Unread 07-18-2009, 06:07 AM
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Re: deer bullets

If your rifle will shoot the 105 A-max, you won't be disappointed.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 09:48 PM
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Re: deer bullets

What about the 100 gr Nosler Partition? I have been shooting the 95 B. tips at paper on our local range, also punching paper with 100 gr Sierra Game Kings. I bought a box of 100 gr Partitions to load for whitetails this fall.
Yes, I know I should be shooting my 30-06, but it has downed many animals and my 243 is new.
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